Aug. 8 Is the Deadline for Registering to Vote in City Elections

Aug. 8 is the last day to register to vote in the Aug. 23 municipal elections.

Citizens interested in registering should contact the Board of Registrars in the counties where they live. Voter registration forms also are available and may be submitted at state or county offices that provide public assistance, such as Medicaid, WIC and Department of Human Resources offices, according to the Secretary of State’s website.

Voters also have until Aug. 18 to apply for a regular absentee ballot. Aug. 22 is the last day to apply for an emergency absentee ballot. Absentee ballots must be returned by close of business the day before the election.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day. Most cities in the greater Birmingham area have mayors and council seats up for grabs that day. But Birmingham is not among them; its next election in in 2017.

For more information about the elections, contact the city clerk in your city or visit